Format date for a Locale

A very common use case related to localization is that, formatting the date specific to a user-selected locale.
Following code snippet will help you to identify the default pattern corresponding to a locale.
String pattern =
((SimpleDateFormat)DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(SimpleDateFormat.FULL,
SimpleDateFormat.LONG,
locale)).toPattern();


Your jsf page snippet may look like:
  <af:inputDate label="Date:" id="id1" value="#{viewScope.TestBean.date}"
                      binding="#{viewScope.TestBean.inputDate}"
                      partialTriggers="soc1">
          <af:convertDateTime type="both"
                              timeZone="#{viewScope.TestBean.timeZone}"
                              locale="#{viewScope.TestBean.locale}"
                              pattern="#{viewScope.TestBean.pattern}"
                             />
        </af:inputDate>
You can download the sample workspace from here.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Thanks this was helpful.
Anonymous said…
Hi Jobinesh,

Thanks for the Article.
Can we specify the pattern at global level.
I have figured it out that we can specify the timezone in trinidad-config to have effect on globally.

Any hints appreciated.

Thanks.

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